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Poster: ice9freak Date: Oct 7, 2011 8:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the old way vs. the new way

I think about this often. I love this here place, but something about waiting and waiting (and waiting) for that bubble-mailer of mystical properties to arrive in the mail from destinations as far-flung as Connecticut or Maryland really whetted my appetite for the music, much more, I have to say, than the sense of instant gratification I get from the archive.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Oct 7, 2011 9:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the old way vs. the new way

we are so unbelievably spoiled having so much right at our fingertips. can you imagine if 15 years ago somebody told you that in a very short time you will have free access to thousands of dead shows right in your home? i'm so appreciative of this place and am continually amazed at how much quality music is on here, not just from the dead.

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Poster: toad68 Date: Oct 7, 2011 9:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the old way vs. the new way

Trading cassettes was cool and fun, but there was an annoying side to it too. Sometimes it felt like more of a pissing contest than a community. Some people were hesitant to share, perhaps because they felt that possessing a rare commodity boosted their social status. With the archive, everyone is on equal ground. If you want to become an authority on live dead, you just need to put in the time and energy.

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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Oct 7, 2011 10:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the old way vs. the new way

There were tons of dicks that would purposely insert flaws (cuts in songs etc.) into later generations of cassettes to ensure that "their" version would be superior to all the gens that came after. As if having a lesser gen wasn't good enough or something.

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Poster: toad68 Date: Oct 7, 2011 11:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the old way vs. the new way

Exactly. The whole competition over who had the lower generation and the best tapes was weird. To an extent it's just human nature, I guess, but I always tried hard to stear clear of that crap and just enjoy the music.

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Poster: ice9freak Date: Oct 7, 2011 12:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the old way vs. the new way

Which the current system seems to focus on: the music, the music, the music. So, despite my nostalgia, I'd have the go with the new way.

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Poster: Pig Street ! Date: Oct 7, 2011 10:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the old way vs. the new way

True there were a lot of picky people when it came to trading, If i Didn't have a perfect (Complete) show, some would not even consider trading. I traded through the mail and with local freaks too. If it was in Dolby, no go, TDK's versus Maxell.... All in all I do like it now even though you cannot DL SBD's here. There are other sites and other ways to get what ya need.

For me NOW is better since the majority of my cassette collection has been remastered by the KIND people on line and distributed, just got a poke around

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Poster: toad68 Date: Oct 7, 2011 11:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the old way vs. the new way

I got a couple of CD's and a lot of blank cassettes through the max points program. The last time I tried to redeem max points was around 93 I think, and they never sent me my blanks--they stiffed me. Oh well.